Friday, February 26, 2010

Leave a Comment and Help Me Decide!!

There are a few items in the market that I am interested in buying.
One: The xBox 360 or the PS3. I have asked my friends but they all vote out to a tie.
Two: The Motorola Droid or the Nexus One. Dare I wait for the Google phone or should I just go ahead and buy the Droid?
Three: iPad, wait for it to come out and see how it is or not even waste my time on it. It looks like a good device though.
Thats is so far but I want you all to leave a comment and tell me what it invest in. What did I leave out?

Monday, February 22, 2010

iPad/ iPhone/ iPod Touch STILL NO FLASH

This is going to be a quick post about flash and why the iPhone and other Apple Mobil device don't have it.
Personally I think Apple and Adobe ( manufacture of Adobe Flash) are enemies. If you look at it... Adobe has Photoshop and that for those who don't know is a really professional photo editor. Than Apple has the photo editor Aperture. I have not used Aperture but from what I hear it is not a novice application. Because of these two apps that might be a reason.
Apple claims that flash would kill the battery life. Be that as it may I would like the option. The iPad though. What the heck. Still no flash support. As seen in the Apple Keynote introducing the iPad Steve Jobs went to the New York Times web site and there was a video that depended on flash for it to play. Instead of a video there was the universal blue lego icon with the question mark on it. I think this was a silent way of showing the world that the iPad will not have Flash support and that it was intended.
This still interests me and it has sense the iPhone came out. And now with the Nexus One by Google is out and sporting its Flash Capabilities it makes Apple look bad. I assure you that in the future there will be Flash though.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

iPad Initial Impressions

iPad Initial Impressions

The good: The design and hardware is the best part of the iPad. With them amazing Apple A4 processor chip powering the iPad this device is a work horse (for a device) Also the nice aluminum backing is a great implementation and really adds to the great talk about the quality of Apple designs. And even the giant piece of glass over the touch screen is pulled of very nicely. Apple continues to thrive especially on the great quality and design of their products. Also the default or stock apps (like calender, notes, contacts, etc.) And the iBook app is nice. But because I have yet to touch the iPad I can't judge to much. Were nicely redesigned to fit the screen and they bring a few new features. Now for the home screen. The only good thing about it is that you can now have wallpaper behind the apps. Umm Apple it took you 3 years to figure out that thats what people wanted and you put it in the wrong device. But I am glad the iPad has it. But the iPhone still lacks the wallpaper and any multi-tasking feature..... which brings me to the bad.

The bad: The BIGGEST let down for me is the lack of multi-tasking. A device in between a Macbook and any Iphone has to at least have some sort of multi-tasking. I don't care how they do it but it needs to happen. And again with the statement "between a macbook and an iphone" let me tell you when you average the all the capacities of the Macbooks you get 276 gbytes. Now that is all the Air Regular and Pro models averaged. The iPhone capacities averaged is 24 gbytes. If they want a device in the middle of the 2 it should be around 150 gbytes. The iPad falls short by over 100 gbytes and let me tell you, I can't hold all my stuff on that. Also this is not a big deal but the home screen icons are to small and the lack of widgets on the home screen and the lack of difference over all of the home screen really makes me mad. Not a huge deal though. A revamped lock-screen and notification system would be nice as well.

My final thought:
I think that this is a really great product but unfortunately Apple was a little late with the iPad. If Apple could have presented this idea t least 1 year ago Apple would be on top with the tablet business. Other wise this looks like a really great start and I am almost positive the Apple will have software updates for the iPad to help take advantage of the processor. This is a product that has a lot of potential and I know will eventually hit the sweet spot and people will find a feature good enough to buy this. As of now though I would not purchase this device. Because the next generation will bring bigger and better things.
Windows 7 VS. Mac OS X Snow Leopard..
There is a big fight between Mac and PC but i can find no other reason for it that the OS ( operating system ) is the biggest reason for it.
With windows 7 you get some software updates and it is supposed to run better than Vista did. Well while I used it I found the biggest difference to be just eye-candy. Windows is still sporting the clean glass look with a revamped task-bar. The task-bar now has a feature called "arrow". Also the "appear" feature when you open and close applications is nice. Its hard to explain what that is but it just makes it look smoother and nicer than just having a giant window pop up, it appears. Also with the active screen sides maximizing and half sizing windows is a breeze. Its a luxury, not the smoothest thing though. Windows continues with the gadgets at the side of the screen. (Much like Mac's widgets) And the new search is much better than before.(Much like Mac's spotlight) I have to say that Microsoft has really done a good job at copying some of Mac's features like widgets, spotlight, expose, dock feature. No longer is the "expose" feature in windows anymore, but it was there and people did notice the similarities.
Also Windows 7 mobile was recently released and it looks much like the Zune HD's GUI. And as long as the new mobile has some form of multi-tasking it beats the iPhone OS just because of that one feature. But if we want to talk multi-tasking we should mention the master. The Palm line up of the Pixi(plus) and the Pre(plus). With the deck of cards based system.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is still the reigning winner of the famous CNET prize fight, and it is only a 25$ upgrade vs. windows with the lowest at like 125$. Apple still rocks with the amazing and innovative features of Expose and Spaces! And with the amazing video editing platform you cant go wrong with a Mac especially if you are a video editor. Though there were not a ton of visual changes besides the new stacks and Expose the system was updated. I wish there was more visual changes though because who doesn't like new cool changes to discover rather than know already. I believe though that the reason it was so cheap they wanted everyone to buy it so for the next OS the computer has the software to install and support the new OS believed to be called "Loin" Wow that sounds cool. But I mean what's better than a Snow Leopard.
The iPhone OS still has a lot of work to be done on it like more customizations and moving wallpapers, And of coarse going to Verizon. If you are like me where At&t service really sucks we could use Verizon. We have yet to see any multitasking feature. Get this, My phone the Chocolate 3 could Copy and Paste before the iPhone could. Wow, the iphone GUI was revolutionary at first but Palm and Android beats it by quite a bit, though navigation is really simple and easy to use.

Over all Mac OS X Snow Leopard beats windows 7 but the mobile OS's are flipped when Mobile Windows 7 took the lead because of Apple's implementation of multi-tasking was lacking.